The Info List - Café Guerbois

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Guerbois, on Avenue de Clichy in Paris, was the site of late 19th-century discussions and planning amongst artists, writers and art lovers – the bohèmes (bohemians), in contrast to the bourgeois. Centered on Édouard Manet, the group gathered at the café usually on Sundays and Thursdays. Émile Zola, Frédéric Bazille, Louis Edmond Duranty, Henri Fantin-Latour, Edgar Degas, Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
and Alfred Sisley
Alfred Sisley
regularly joined in the discussions.[1] Sometimes Paul Cézanne and Camille Pissarro
Camille Pissarro
also joined them. The group is sometimes called The Batignolles Group, and many of the members are associated with impressionism. Conversations there were often heated. On one evening in February 1870, things became so heated that Manet, insulted by a review that Duranty wrote, wounded Duranty in a duel. The injury was not fatal, and the two remained friends. References[edit]

^ Tinterow, Gary. Henri Loyrette (1994). Origins of Impressionism. Metropolitan Museum of Art. p. 314. ISBN 9780870997174. OCLC 30623473.

External links[edit]

Piece about Émile Zola
Émile Zola
which mentions the café Batignolles Group article in ArtLex Art Dictionary Mention of the café in Manet biography Short piece on the café About the duel Manet as a regular frequenter of the Ca